Science Abroad allows science students to complete a research course at one of several prestigious research facilities located overseas. Students will collaborate with colleagues from other countries, and explore problems of a global nature. Through this experiential learning process, students will have the chance to relate their academic studies to real-world lab situations. Students will earn a HMB396Y0 credit that can be used towards their degree requirements.
This program takes place in the College of Biological Science and Technology at the National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) in Hsinchu, Taiwan. NCTU is a top research university with more than 10,000 students and is located at the centre of Hsinchu Science Park (the “Silicon Valley” of Asia). More than 40% of the engineers and CEOs in this area are NCTU alumni. Students will be conducting research mainly in university laboratories. Some research topics in Taiwan include Bio nanotechnology, Molecular Biology and Metabolic Engineering.